Ergonomics Analysis of a Control Room Operators’ Workstation in an Electric Power Supply Company: An analysis of the Built Environment
Authors: Rafaela Q. Barros, Isaura Cavalcante, Alexandre M. T. Silva
Abstract: This article sets out an ergonomic analysis of the built environment of the control room of the Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) of a company that supplies electricity in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The Methodology of the Ergonomic Analysis for the Built Environment proposed by Villarouco (2009) was used as a research tool. As part of the study, the following forms of analysis were used: analysis of the physical aspects of the work environment, including taking measurements of noise, lighting and temperature; analysis of the problems identified and analysis of the user’s perception. Suggestions for improvements to the workstation were proposed.
Keywords: control room, built environment, ergonomics
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